Vote of the week: What are you doing for New Year's Eve?
Written by Robert Niles
What are your plans for celebrating New Year's Eve this year? (Or, if you are reading this on Jan. 1 or later, what did you do?)Tweet
Will you be among the crowds packing Disneyland, Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, or Universal's CityWalk?
Will you be in Times Square in New York, or on the Strip in Las Vegas?
Will you be celebrating with family or friends at someone's party?
Will you be at home, watching the ball drop on TV?
Or, will you be asleep?
Me? I'll likely be in bed, with the alarm set for a pre-dawn trek up Colorado Boulevard to cover the 2011 Rose Parade. But if the crowd waiting out along the parade route is loud enough, the cheers and firecrackers might wake me up again this year.
Back in the day, though, I spent plenty of New Year's Eves at Walt Disney World, with flashlight in hand, engaged in a futile effort to keep traffic moving around the hub inside the Magic Kingdom. Eventually, we just settled in with the crowd to enjoy the fireworks conflagration. After, we would try to direct the throng toward backstage pathways, as alternate escape routes from the park. It was only an illusion of progress for the guests, though, as even-longer queues at the monorail station and ferryboat dock awaited them once they emerged from the park.
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